Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week we are hosting an online symposium on NIFLA v. Becerra, in which the Supreme Court will consider whether the disclosures required by California’s Reproductive FACT Act violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment. Contributions are available at this link.

Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-571 11th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether the “registration of [a] copyright claim has been made” within the meaning of 17 U.S.C. § 411(a) when the copyright holder delivers the required application, deposit, and fee to the Copyright Office, as the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 5th and 9th Circuits have held, or only once the Copyright Office acts on that application, as the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 10th and, in the decision below, the 11th Circuits have held.

SCOTUSblog Coverage

DateProceedings and Orders
Aug 04 2017Application (17A150) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from August 16, 2017 to October 13, 2017, submitted to Justice Thomas.
Aug 07 2017Application (17A150) granted by Justice Thomas extending the time to file until October 13, 2017.
Oct 13 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due November 15, 2017)
Oct 13 2017Waiver of right of respondents Wall-Street.com, LLC, et al. to respond filed.
Nov 01 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/21/2017.
Nov 02 2017Response Requested. (Due December 4, 2017)
Nov 28 2017Brief of respondents Wall-Street.com, LLC, et al. in opposition filed.
Term Snapshot